Haute-N-Ready: 7-Eleven's Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog

America's favorite sandwich meets America's favorite topping.

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Hot dogs have been a hot topic over the past year or so. Are they a sandwich? Are they a pizza topping? Does putting them on a hamburger make it more American? The answer to all three has been a resounding “duh.” With its sandwich status confirmed, ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Arby's Claims To Have Made Bacon Better

Gentlemen, we have the technology. We have the capability to make bacon better. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, tastier.

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Bacon is a funny thing. I love it. You love it. Everybody loves it, even vegetarians and vegans who toil away trying to perfect meat-free bacon. It’s become one of the most ubiquitous foods there is. It’s on burgers, french fries, vodka, prunes and pizza among many, many other things. And yet I’ve never had the feeling that it is as popular in reality as it is in the largely unimaginative content ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Bacon! Bacon!

Authentic Detroit-style pizza...now with bacon

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.The product line that inspired the name of this column is on a Taco Bell trajectory. The Hot-N-Ready from Little Caesar’s cut its teeth by delivering on its name. It was hot. It was ready. It was $5. It wasn’t the highest quality pepperoni ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Mile High Club Bacon Thickburger

The column joins the Mile High Club in the lamest way possible

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.Before KFC answered its critics by releasing the Double Down and dropping the mic, there was a California Burger chain doubling down on its own criticism. For as long as I can remember, Carl’s Jr. seeks to bring out the raw sexual energy of ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Haute-N-Ready: Bacon-Stuffed Crust

Pizza Hut stuffs bacon into crust in last-ditch effort to compete in the pizza delivery racket

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Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.As we enter the heart of football season, you might notice that Papa John’s is everywhere. “Papa” John Schnatter is hanging out with Peyton Manning. He’s sitting on a recreation of a football pregame show set with Troy Aikman. And when ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: The Face of Portland

Beards and bacon both on Burnside. It’s the most Portlandy day ever!


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GO: The third annual Bacon Cup is at Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., on Saturday, Aug 3. 8 pm. $6 general admission, $12 VIP. 21+. The third annual (and final) West Coast Beard & Mustache Champio   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 WW Culture Staff

EAT: Ethical Butcher Bacon Party this Friday.


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Oh bacon, just when I think you've jumped the meat shark, you pull me back in. Case in point, Berlin Reed, the former vegan turned meat man behind The Ethical Butcher (read Kate Williams' WW story about him) debuts his new BCN/PDX Fridays, a twist on his locally made, small batch "bacon of the month" club. Get a taste of his wildly flavored bacon (think Jasmine tea and lemon- or Armagnac and ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

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